| Jun 23, 2013
There are 140 or so miles of highway between the heart of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It's not the most exciting stretch of road unless you look at it as an asphalt umbilical cord.
Coming to terms with the fact that its...
| Jul 3, 2013
Calvert Hall junior Sean Nelan of Baldwin and three classmates were the highest ranking high school team at the Seafarer Chapter's Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International competition held at Webster Field in St. Iningoes from June 19 to 22....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:16 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google.com is the most visited online front door in the United States. According to Alexa, a longtime Internet statistics firm, it is also the second most visited home page in the world behind Facebook.com; roughly 40 percent of...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:14 PM
If you can't get in — or can't afford — a top business school, is an MBA from a lesser-known school worth it?
The answer depends largely on the student.
Those gunning for the top of the organizational chart, and without the networking...
| Mar 22, 2013
Sales of existing homes in the Chicago area last month rose dramatically from their year-ago pace. Prices rose too but at a much smaller rate.
February home sales in the nine-county Chicago area totaled 5,935, a 20.2 percent increase from the same month...
| Mar 8, 2013
Is this the year to sell your home? Is it time to buy?
National headlines are proclaiming a housing market recovery. The inventory of homes available for sale is down dramatically, and as a result, market time has dropped and that is breeding local...
| Jun 9, 2013
Brittney Bratton made it only partway through rehearsing her high school graduation speech before she had to stop.
"Stay strong," called Danita Allen, school counselor at Youth Connection Leadership Academy as Bratton tried to collect herself. "If...
| May 31, 2013
| 9:46 AM
If you are among those who believe in ghosts, you've got it made. According to various surveys and studies, something in the neighborhood of 45 percent of adults in this country believe in ghosts. That number is almost certainly higher here, since we have...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Walk past a row of four shoe-shining chairs raised on a wooden stage. Take a right. Front and center, a fireplace flickers.
A leather ottoman sits next to it, shelving everything from Playboy, Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines.
Within an arm&...
| Dec 23, 2012
Chicago architect Ann Clark is designing a boarding school that will sit in a saddle-shaped field of mostly beans in Grand-Bois, Haiti.
Among the challenges: One side of the field slopes more than 25 degrees, and getting there is rougher than white-...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Thomas Dyja looked at me with abject horror, then humor, then, as his face crumbled in defeat, resignation. A face that said, "See? This is why I wrote a 412-page cultural history of Chicago at midcentury that — as much as it pulls together...